Recently I received a kite made by Matthew. This was one of his replicas of the TALA kite that He and I had posted numerous other notes about. He has done a fantastic job reproducing the kite in exact detail. Below are some photos of his kite compared to the actual kite design. He has also chronicled information, plans and images here: http://github.com/mathewlippincott/TALA/blob/master/TALA_Kite/TALA-half-sheet-8.5x11.pdf
2 images of the actual TALA:
Close-up of the bridle attachment point. It consists of a 1/8 inch dowel or bamboo skewer that is attached to the cloth style Tyvek sail by a large piece of shipping tape.
Clore-up of the tail bridle attachment points both front and back:
View of the top spar attachment and leading edge reinforcement:
These are the "breakout" points for the flexible spar. One more is visible near the tail bridle attachment: